ERIC Number: ED263800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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A Plan for Student Access to Instructional Computing.
Legg, Sue M.; Webb, Jeaninne N.
A strategy to identify and address computing needs at a large state university is described that may be used by any university. A task force on instructional computing was formed, and information was gathered concerning: the amount of access and types of computing facilities needed; the issue of standardization of hardware and software; support services (e.g., hardware acquisition and maintenance); and problems of communication and training for students and faculty. Surveys were conducted with students, faculty, and department heads. The department questionnaire covered different types of graphics capabilities and types of computer resources, including: microcomputers, minicomputers, mainframe interactive mode, and mainframe batch mode. Data collection focused on how much access is needed to complete course requirements, excluding student needs for word processing, library searches, and electronic mail. The type and location of student stations that were needed were determined, along with estimated numbers of hours of access required per course. A service unit was generated to represent the theoretical maximum number of hours that a work station can be used. The departments that need their own terminals were identified, and estimates were made of the personnel needed to supervise all work stations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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